Conferences and Affiliations



Vic Hobson and David Wright, “Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony,”Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, August 2-4, 2019.

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Vic Hobson, “Towards Learning and Teach Jazz the New Orleans Way,” Jazz Education Network Conference, Reno, January 9-12, 2019.

JEN 2019

Vic Hobson, “Creating ‘Chimes Blues’: Louis Armstrong’s Street Quartet,” Satchmo Summerfest, New Orleans, August 3-5, 2018

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Vic Hobson, “Towards Learning to Play Jazz the Louis Armstrong Way,” Jazz Education Network Conference, Dallas, Texas, January 3-6, 2018.

JEN 2018

Vic Hobson, “Resounding ‘The Original Dixieland One-Step’: Why did this become a barbershop favourite?,” Rhythm Changes Conference, Amsterdam, 31 August – 3 September, 2017.

Rhythm Changes 2017

Vic Hobson, “Re-contextualising Ragtime Harmony,” An International Symposium: Re-contextualising Ragtime, Connections, Influences, Perspectives, University of Huddersfield, May 6-7, 2017.

Re-contextualising Ragtime

Vic Hobson, “How Did the Original Dixieland Jazz Band Learn to Play Jazz?” The Jazz Education Network Conference, New Orleans, January 4-7, 2017.

JEN 2017

Vic Hobson, “Avoiding the Changes: Countermelodies in the Basslines of George ‘Pops’ Foster,” Bass 2016 Prague, September 20-25, 2016.

Bass 2016 Prague

Vic Hobson, “A Comparative Analysis of Blue Notes and Barbershop Harmony,” Perspectives on Musical Improvisation II, University of Oxford UK, September 9-12, 2014.

PMI-II Oxford University

Vic Hobson, “Louis Armstrong: ‘I Figure Singing and Playing is the Same,” Jazz Education Network Conference, Dallas, TX, January 8-11, 2014.

JEN 2014 Conference

Vic Hobson, “Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: Barbershop and Ragtime,” Southern American Studies Association, Charleston, SC, January 31-February 2, 2013.

Vic Hobson, “Re-engaging Blues Narratives,”  (Invited Speaker- Critoph Prize Winner) American Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 5-8, 2009.

ASA Conference 2009

Vic Hobson, “A Moment of Change: ‘I Got the Blues’ (1908),” Historic Brass Society Conference, Loyola University, New Orleans,  July 24-27, 2008

Vic Hobson, “Re-engaging Blues Narratives,” Southern American Studies Association and the Living Blues Forum, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, February 16-18, 2007.

Vic Hobson, “The Blues and its Links to Africa,” University of the West of England, Bristol UK, 2006.

Vic Hobson, “The Blues in the Uptown Bands of New Orleans,” International Symposium of the Historic Brass Society and the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University NJ, 2005



The National Jazz Archive (Trustee and Outreach Coordinator)

National Jazz Archive


The Jazz Education Network

Jazz Education Network
The American Studies Association (Southern Chapter)

American Studies Association

The Historic Brass Society

Historic Brass Society